Family Religion in Babylonia, Ugarit and Israel: Continuity and Changes in the Forms of Religious Life
BRILL, 1996 - 491 من الصفحات
This volume deals with the religious practices of the family in the ancient Babylonian, Syrian, and Israelite civilizations. On the basis of a wealth of documents from both the private and the literary realm, the book gives an exhaustive description and analysis of the rites of the ancestor cult and the devotion to local gods. The author demonstrates the role of these two aspects of family religion in the identity construction of its followers. The section dealing with Israel pays particular attention to the relationship between family religion and state religion. The emergence of the state religion under King Saul marked the beginning of a competition between civil and private religion. Though the two had great influence upon each other, the tension between them was never resolved. A study of their interaction proves to be a key for the understanding of the development of Israelite religion during the monarchic period.
The book is of particular importance to biblical scholars, Assyriologists, and all those interested in the history of ancient Near Eastern religion.
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Introduction to Part One
A Historical Focus of Identity
A Local Focus of Identity
Theology and Ethics
The Comfort of Family Religion
Introduction to Part Two
Introduction to Part Three
The Israelite Cult of the Dead
Saul and the Rise of State Religion
Inventing a National Identity The Exodus as Charter Myth
Religion under the Omrides
The Ephraimite Diaspora
The Gods of the Fathers
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عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة
according Amorite ancestors Ancient Assyria Baal belonged Bethel biblical Book brother called Chapter clan compared concerns connection cult dead deity designation Deuteronomy devotion divine early element Ephraimite evidence exodus expression fact family religion father followed Genesis goddess gods Hebrew historical Hosea human identified identity importance individual inheritance interpretation Israel Israelite Jacob Jeremiah Jerusalem Judah Judges king known land later letter Levites living means mentioned millennium Moses narrative Northern Note offerings Old Babylonian origin period political position present Press priests prophets Rechabites referred reflect religious ritual role royal Samaria Samuel sanctuary Saul seal sense servant served settlements shows similar situation social society suggests temple term Testament texts town tradition translation Ugaritic University usually worship Yahweh